I am pleased to announce that Maven has recently added Brooks Gibbins to our Board of Directors and Reuben Oder and Rusty Szurek to our Advisory Board. We are excited to bring these three talented individuals into the Maven fold and look forward to their contributions to our revolutionary Global Knowledge Marketplace. Here is more information on each of them:
Brooks Gibbins brings sales, product development, and marketing experience in enterprise software (Search, Web Content Management) and financial information and technology. He is currently the Vice President of Product and Strategy at Asset Control, a provider of data management solutions for financial institutions.
Previously, he ran the communications sector (telecommunications, media and entertainment) for an incubation business in Microsoft, responsible for selling enterprise search (FAST) and web content management (WCM, SharePoint for Internet Sites) to companies looking to improve and monetize customer experience and reduce the cost to serve through their branded web, mobile, and tablet applications.
He brings expertise in organizational design, product and competitive strategy, product design and development, go-to-market and sales strategy, recruiting compensation and incentive plans, and general management issues in early stage and high growth businesses. He’s implemented Agile development processes, software as a service / ASP / cloud offerings, participated in raising capital, been an executive at a company which had an IPO and has been through multiple acquisitions and integrations. He has worked and has an active VC and entrepreneur network in the US and Europe. He has won UI/UX design awards for buyside research platforms designed and launched for Multex and Reuters and multiple global investment management firms.
Reuben Oder is an Open Innovation expert with a very strong R&D technical background. He is a retired Section Head of Global Business Development for one of the largest consumer packaged goods companies in the world. He led Open Innovation projects, including identification of experts and companies as innovation partners on our most strategic needs. He created and deployed Open Innovation systems, tools, and training. He also has a strong technical background in plastic part/package/device development. He has extensive experience leading a large organization focused on designing, engineering, modeling, prototyping, and developing injection and blow molded package and device components. Personal expertise in package and device design, prototyping, mold design, and development. Proven strong ability to balance manufacturing and technical issues, while delivering consumer delight. This Maven is also an Inventor on 19 patents.
Rusty Szurek is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of InsiderScore, LLC, a buy-side analytics research firm. Founded in 2004, InsiderScore serves hundreds of the world’s largest institutional money managers, providing analytics and research related to insider trading, institutional equity ownership and corporate stock repurchase activity. The company serves its clients through its web-based platform and via partnerships with Bloomberg, Capital IQ and FactSet; and, its research is regularly featured by leading financial media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and CNBC. In 1998, Rusty co-founded RagingBull.com, the world’s first online social network built around the exchange of investment information. He attended the University of Virginia and is based in Princeton, NJ.